Springer Theses

Gelled Bicontinuous Microemulsions

A New Type of Orthogonal Self-Assembled Systems

Authors: Laupheimer, Michaela

  • Nominated as an Outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Systematic study of properties and structure of a gelled bicontinuous microemulsion
  • Thorough investigation of a novel orthogonal self-assembled system
  • Important basis for future applications of gelled microemulsions
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About this book

Microemulsions and gels are well-known systems, which play a major role in colloidal and interfacial science. In contrast, the concept of gel microemulsions is still quite new. Gelled microemulsions are highly promising for microemulsion applications in which low viscosity is undesirable, such as administering a drug-delivering microemulsion to a certain area of the skin. It is essential to understand the properties of and structures formed in a system combining microemulsion components and a gelator. This PhD thesis by Michaela Laupheimer provides an in-depth discussion of the phase behavior and sol-gel transition of a microemulsion gelled by a low molecular weight gelator as well as the rheological behavior of a gelled bicontinuous microemulsion. Moreover, the microstructure of the gelled bicontinuous system is fully clarified using techniques like self-diffusion NMR and small angle neutron scattering (SANS). By comparing gelled bicontinuous microemulsions with corresponding non-gelled microemulsions and binary gels, it is demonstrated that bicontinuous microemulsion domains coexist with a gelator network and that the coexisting structures possess no fundamental mutual influence. Hence, gelled bicontinuous microemulsions have been identified as a new type of orthogonal self-assembled system.

About the authors

Michaela Laupheimer studied chemistry at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, with a focus on technical and physical chemistry. From August 2008 to January 2009 she did an internship at the Robert Bosch LLC Research and Technology Center in Palo Alto, USA, after which she finished her studies and received her diploma in March 2010. Working at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the University of Stuttgart in the group of Prof. Dr. Cosima Stubenrauch she then studied gelled bicontinuous microemulsions for her PhD thesis, which she defended successfully in November 2013.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Laupheimer, Michaela

    Pages 1-10

  • Theoretical Background

    Laupheimer, Michaela

    Pages 11-51

  • Phase Behaviour and Rheology of Gelled Microemulsions

    Laupheimer, Michaela

    Pages 53-84

  • Microstructure of Gelled Bicontinuous Microemulsions

    Laupheimer, Michaela

    Pages 85-126

  • Conclusions and Outlook

    Laupheimer, Michaela

    Pages 127-133

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Hardcover $129.00
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Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 27, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36207-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gelled Bicontinuous Microemulsions
Book Subtitle
A New Type of Orthogonal Self-Assembled Systems
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-07719-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-07719-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-07718-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36207-6
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 161
Number of Illustrations and Tables
46 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour
Topics